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those yellowish areas, that's eight to ten inches southern maryland through eastern virginia and the eastern shore. tremendous rains ahead. if you can stay home today do i. devon lucie is in with me and will join us later. right now we throw it over to angie goff. >> getting worse. >> yes. yes. >> let's talk about the tieups we have been tracking since early on. avoid the flooded roadways. proceed with caution. any intersections that you are approaching this morning. this is a big tieup we have been watching all morning. not this plea immediate area. 70 eastbound is closed between the river bridge and 29 columbia pike. traffic is being diverted on to columbia pike and from there the way to get around this until 8 a.m. so pretty much throughout the morning rush is to take 840 or 99. move it outside to 270. things are filling out early. a good amount of volume around germantown road an then we will see more delays than usual given that heavy rain that we will be seeing throughout all morning. let's take you over to the maps again. chevy chase. this is another problem spot. a wa
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further to the south now in charles countynd king george in the northern neck of virginia as well as in southern maryland and coming out of the northern neck of virginia. now some of the rainfa totals around the region have already been over three inches. we could have up to as many as 7 inches by the time this all ends. we've seen that in southern maryland, all these cnties in red have had flooding this morning and we have that flood warning continuing into this afrnoon, all those counties in red. look at the rainfall totals we've had three to four inches in our western to northern suburbs, over 2 1/2 inches in washington. look at southernmaryland. 7 1/2 inches. annapolis has had 6.7 inches of rain and this total amount is only going to increase. we have a tornado watch in effect. veronica johnson joins me from storm center 4 with the latest on that. >> indeed, a lot of circulation in the atmosphere and with that circulation the possibility of not only severe thunderstorm warnings in effect right now but those tornado warnings like we saw earlier today. not just here but if you h
doppler indicated warnings earlier. many to southeastern virginia and eastern north carolina. i think we will see more tornado warnings as we go in to mid to late morning ands for a the rain potential, still storm total four to five inches. locally eight plus to the south and east. it is 6:02. >>> angie? >> a couple of problems out there. specifically we know that heavy rains caused a lot of issues for tractor-trailer drivers and we have a jackknifed one on the inner loop. and this is what it is causing. a big stackup approaching old georgetown road. that's where the scene is and the stack up starts at river road and it is growing. on the outer loop, no incidents or accidents. from university over to georgia a good amount of congestion is building. take it to the maps. 70 eastbound. another traffic is overturned in this area has all eastbound lanes closed. drivers being forced to use that exit 87 to get on to 29 and from there they can hop on to route 40 or 99 to get around it throughout the morning rush because it looks like officials will be out there until at least 8:00 this morning.
to the capital beltway this morning. a series of accidents, virginia state police have been racing tao all morning long. quickly out to the rails, metrorail's having a good morning. vre not so much fredericksburg 302 is delayed, manassas 322 and 324. m.a.r.c. looking good at the moment. >>> roads are extremely slick this morning. if they're even passable at all. tracee wilkins is live along the beltway near bradley boulevard in bethesda with more on this serious accident this morning. >> reporr: good morning, eun. we're going to show you what it looks like on the inner loop of the beltway heading toward wisconsin avenue. major, major backup. we're told that a truck has jackknifed right up the road here. and as a result of that, all of the lanes are closed. traffic is getting by on the left-hand shoulder. not even a real wlan at this point. there is a fuel spill here up the road so they're dealing with all of this, trying to get it cleaned up, waiting for a tow truck to come so they can get that truck out of the adway. they're going to move it over to the right and tow it out as soon as the
, if not dangerous out there. so heads up for 270. let's go to northern virginia, interstate 66, inbound, i'll step out of the way. the picture tells the story, because it is just coming down in buckets out there right now. now we do have word of an accident in maryland. 95 southbound near ruth 212, calvert and beltsville exit. rescue crews should be on the scene. back to virginia, 95 northbound between triangle andunn fries, tractor trailer accident. i-70 remains blocked before you get to baltimore, eastbound because of an accident involving a truck. hopefully that will be reopened according to police maybe in the next hour. but again, that's the story of the morning. joe? >> jerry, thank you very much. a lot of folks in the district are prepared for severe weather. the d.c. department of public works handed out some sandbags yesterday in southeast washington. this move is to help keep homes and businesses from flooding in low-lying areas. d.c. officials remind people to stay away from fallen wires, call 311 forany downed trees or rge limbs causing damage or blocking roadways and sidewalks. >>> as
they were rescued. this is greg. he is in northern virginia bringing us the story of the swift-water rescue. maybe it was dark at the time they were in there. if you cannot see the road, turn around. look how high that was up to the door? >> this water cut the engine out. it takes two feet of rushing water to push a car off the road. 6" of rushing water can knock you down. this is where greg is located in annandale. we have other scenes like this, i'm sure, where you have streams and creeks. you can see on the left area where the waves from the rushing water lapping at the shore line as the creek is expanding as the rushing waters were flowing downhill. >> look at that picture and make sure you don't replicate it. we don't want to hear anymore swift-water rescues because you did not follow the rule. turn around, don't drown. >> we will see more streams and creeks that will become impassible during the morning hours. especially during the afternoon. i still think we have another 5- to-8 hours of moderate-to-heavy rainfall. this is streaming off the atlantic. that red box is a tornado watch.
central virginia. in a few hours we will start to see a lull. we are not done with the rain yet. the tropical connection going to the atlantic and looks like another wave may be forming so that more rain could be tonight in to tomorrow. and with all of the rain we have had, the light greene county, the entire metro region, southern maryland, culpeper, up to pennsylvania, the northern neck, all under flood warnings at this hour. many of these go through mid afternoon and may be extended beyond that because there's more rain out there. tracking live doppler 9000 hd in is chief meteorologist topper shutt. >> thank you, hb. we are not done yet. you have to go back to floyd to see the totals east of town and some of us that remember agnes in ' 72 where we had a foot of rain across the area. start with live doppler and talk about the totals. the bull's eye has been east of town. eight inches to the south. ten inches, unbelievable totals even inland a little bit we are talking five and three inches. everyone has received at least two or three inches of rain with this system. and as how
. this is 95 in virginia. there have been a couple of accidents, including one up near the beltway. police are working to get those out of the rdway. in from the north, so far so good far as accidents go. i-270 corridor and beltway north of town doing okay. again the combination of the rain and the win beginning to pick up is going to make it extremely difficult if you're going to be out, certainly tra travel time this morning. may want to avoid the far right and far le travel lanes because that's where the water has a tendency to pond and we'll keep you updated. could be a long day. >> all right, jerry, thanks for that update. >> the wet weather is not affectinonly the roads. the airports warned of delays and remind you to schek your flight status before you head out to the airport. right now also pepco reports more than 1,000 people without electricity in montgomery county, prince georgs county and the distct. ege reports 300 customers without power and virginia dominion reports 73 people without power in northern virginia. now pepco customers who report any outages by calling 1-877-pep
.c., maryland and virginia coming up. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >>> and good morning. thank you for staying with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa, filling in for steve today. >> i'm allison seymour. the loss of a hollywood legend, actor tony curtis has died at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career in just a moment. >>> first let's take a look outside. it is the story we're dealing with right now. straight up 7:00 and tony perkins is on the desk with you and a very busy man today, both he and tucker. what is going on, tony? >> we continue to see moderate to heavy rainfall move through the area. we have a variety of warnings and watches in effect at this time. i'll let you know first of all that the tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland has been taken down now. it's been allowed to expire. that tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland. now let's look at hd radar and we'll show you where the heavy precipitation is as we speak. and as we've been seeing all morning long, with few exceptions, the heaviest rain is to the east. east of the distr
bacher, who is live in great falls, virginia. how is the driver? a tree fell on this truck. >> that is just one of the miseries that motorists have been enduring today. >> the cab of the truck is crushed, despite how bad this looks -- and despite how bad is folks, the driver escaped being injured. there was just another way of getting around a miserable experience. >> it was just terrible. it was awful. >> it -- the rain made it a difficult to get around today, whether it was visibility or just getting around at all. >> it was a lot worse than a vote. >> many secondary roads were shut down due to the rain and heavy drainage. most of the flooding hit neighborhood streets like fairfax where feeble creeks rolled right away. >> it is an inconvenience and can also be very dangerous. i've seen people think that they can for the car and the faster they go the better they will be. -- that they can floor the car and the faster they go the better they will be. >> this gives us the ability to know what the critical times are and it helps us to protect public safety by allocating resou
are talking about some areas in eastern virginia down through the northern neck, southern maryland, eastern shore eight inches plus. >> wow! >> we are already five or six. so a foot down there would not be out of the question. flood warnings will be coming up and whatever precautions you have to take to get things high, maybe the basement if that is going to flood, make sure the sump pump is plugged in. temperatures low 70s southeast. upper 50s in martinsburg and cumberland and top off in the 75 to 80-degree range and winds gusting over 20 at pax river. expect that to pick up, as well. it is 4:82. angie -- 4:32. i hope people are staying off the roads. >> everything, a reminder, do not attempt to drive through standing water, especially a lot of high water covers dips in the roads. that can create dangerous situations. already seeing early morning problems. this is not this in the immediate viewing area but will impact drivers. 70 eastbound in howard county between columbia pike and the river bridge. that's where we have all eastbound lanes closed because of an overturned tractor- trailer.
in virginia, a driver tried to make it through high water ended up in need of a big rescue, that despite of a big sign. rescuers rescued two people. police believe the driver simply disregarded the warning. >>> and here's another reason not to do that. this car got stuck in some high water this morning in vienna. the water came up 2 feet near the intersection of old courthouse road. the water receded after workers cleared out the storm drain. top. >> you know, southern maryland was a bulls eye for this morning's heavy rain and could be the bulls eye again tonight. many people who live along the chesapeake bay had to pile sandbags along their front doors. and in lusbee, the weather cracked one home's foundation. scott. >> topper, chesapeake ranch estates is where i am. officially down in solomon's, 7.3 inches of rain. a phenomenal amount of rain. it created mud slide conditions in front of this house. pushing water and mud completely through the foundation. >> a house completely undermined by water and mud. a disaster that collapsed the concrete block wall that used to be the foundatio
in northern virginia where a few vehies got stuck in high water. our team coverage of this wet day continues now with news 4's tracee wilkins in annandale, virginia. >> reporter: here in northern virginia, a big mess with plenty of roads closed throughout the area. here on this road, another example of why you should not try your hand at high water. it was a wet, long, miserable morning commute that started for a lot of drivers on the inner loop of the beltway, after a tractor trailer jackknifed at the 270 split. fuel poured from the truck causing major backups throughout the morning commute. anwhile, in annandale on woodburn road, a v-dot worker says a husband and wife drove through the roadblock and tried to g through this standing water but didn't make it. they both had to be rescued. the water stood about two feet on thear side and a foot and a half on the side the driver tried to go through. >> i work right on woodburn road. i haven't been down there, but i'm wondering what it's like. >> reporter: v-dot crews surveyed flood-prone areas for the possibility of road closures, water ran thr
. >> good and bad side. good side is the rain has broken upcoming ver he bored from her virginia to maryland. running into dryer slot of air in ennsylvania. but heevy rainfall over rich land and south of us. zoooing out the picture here. a little bigger view. carolinas, tornado watches issued down there. we could see it shifting up to our region for tomorrow afternoon.ú with pooential forrinstability in the atmosphere as we see the system move up. %-system, see the trough, activy is riding on. this troughhis just also associated withhthat area of low pressure riggt now, ccnsidered ttopical storm nicole that is spinning down there. and will continue to lose ú%rength through the overnight. but we do have also a low that issriding up tte frontal boundary, that is what the hhad of nicole, and this is what is helping to bridge the moisture rain into play in ouu neck of the woods. %-becomm a low itself, so thatd ú%ere will be two lows riding along the ffontal bouudary, through carolinas, virginia and %-so we have a flash flood watch througg the night tonight into ttmorrow. all for
see why, lot of rain brewing down there in virginia and north carolina. this storm really getting its act together and on its way in here tomorrow. clear in the city now but that heavy rain set to start falling in the next couple hours. more on this and a detailed look on when the rain gets out of here. >> thank you. bge expects power outages from the storm to number though the thousands. preparations are being made. we are live with that part of the story. >> reporter: the state taking seriously. the state emergency operations center will be activated tomorrow morning. we did see some rain but nothing like what we are expecting tomorrow. bge is calling this a system wide event which means they are expecting power outages over a widespread area. it's fall, but most of the leaves haven't gotten the message yet. >> problem for us is the combination of the high winds, soaked ground. >> reporter: the canopy will act like a sail on a sailboat and with gusts expected to approach 50 miles an hour trees will come down, some bringing power lines. >> we are certain we will have thousands of
obama addressed voters in virginia that said he had no idea how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> and pilot jack conroyd called the landing the most significant thing that happened to him in 32 yrs of flying. he praised his crew saying he was no hero, adding, he was just doing his job. >>> hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest at his home in nevada. in a career that spanned 59 years and was in "some like it hot" and the father of jamie curtis, he was 85. back to matt and vieira, certainly a huge loss. >> and jamie lee is a big friend of ours. our condolences go out to her and her ent in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood. when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> that's right. >> great storyteller. >> what a life. >> had quite a life. >> yes, he did. >> amy mentioned that some like it hot movie where he got focus marilyn monroe and reporters asked him aftethe scene, what was it like to kiss marilyn monroe? he thought it was a d i'm meteorologistom kierein. we've got pockets of hea
for areas of southeastern virginia as well as delaware, then on into new jersey and our area as well. so we get more in, another two to four inches. we'll probably see some gusts to about 40 miles per hour. jim? >> all right. thank you. our team coverage continues now with the news 4's chris gordon. he's live in kensington where it's dry now but a second rou of torrential rain is expected to hit as we've heard later tonight. >> reporter: we covered a lot of territory today. no matter which maryland community we checked on, we found that people shared similar stories. standing watern the curb lane took many motorists by surprise in beltsville. in bowie, the driving rain made driving difficult. >> i was driving 30 miles an hour coming down 202. >> reporter: were you scared? >> yes. cars coming towards me with no lights on. >> reporter: prince georges and anne arundel counties, roads were clos because of large pools of water that made driving dangerous. in some cases the floodwaters made their way to local homes. >> it's overflowing near my house and running both sides all around my house. >>
. virginia, delaware, pennsylvania, new jersey and soon up into areas of new england. take a closer look at the radar. you can see the moisture coming straight from the south. a little swirl here, maybe our area of low pressure crossing down from south carolina to north carolina, getting drenched from raleigh. wimington has had an incredible amount of rain the last few days, maybe the highest total ever. the moderates, the steady rainfall now over the area and that's extending now just into the philadelphia region. new york city, the rain is still probably another hour or two away. and you notice that new york is probably more scattered during the day today. i think new york city will get the heaviest rain later on tonight. here is the total we're thinking. anywhere in the yellow and oranges, 3 to 4 inches. along the coast, we could see 4 to 5, maybe 6 inches of rain. the rest of the united states looks fantastic. that's a look at your forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside yo window. sunshine in milwkee, wisconsin. 67. really great weather out there. beautiful fall weather.
that won't last much longer. look at when's coming across virginia and the carolinas. extreme tropical moisture is moving directly toward our region. i well take a closer view and look at the rainfall numbers. just take a look at when's happening. a batch of heavy rain and thunderstorms across portions of frederick county headed to our west. another batch coming from the south. heavy rain to the south of our region right now. that will look at the rainfall totals. some are extremely impressive particularly along the bay. all along the bay corridor, 5, 6, 7, 8 inches in some spots. we've had reports of 10 inches. eastern shore a lot less. it is a quick cutoff. 3 inches or so, 2 1/2 out to the west. right along the bay, just east of the city, harford county right through eastern baltimore county is where we've seen the high, high rainfall totals. these are just estimates. some areas have had even more. joining me now bernadette woods has had a look at the numbers. some are really incredible. >> even where it falls off, we're talking a few inches of rain. the highest amounts we've seen wi
.c. pretty much all of eastern virginia and eastern north carolina is under this tornado watch. again, we have a couple warnings out there near virginia beach at this time. but that's about it. so we'll watch isolated weak tornadoes. i don't think we're going to see a tornado outbreak but could see weaker ones. these bands of rain have been impressive. the center of the storm you can see a spin as it heads up toward raleigh. but these streamers off the coast we're getting drenched and a training rain effect. flash flood warnings through much of eastern north carolina. now that heavy rain is making its way through d.c., baltimore and philadelphia. and now the rain is beginning on long island and new york city. it's going to be a very rough morning commute all along i-95. the winds will be picking up during the day today but the heaviest rain looks to be from d.c. to baltimore to philly and eastern portions of pennsylvania are going to see a lot of rain. our computers are estimating anywhere between three to five inches of rain in this area with the bull's eye somewhere near i-95. your fore
the panhandle of west virginia. let's take a look at our storm scam. we can see what is on the way. most of the area's leading a moderate rains. it stretches all the way off the coast. heavy rain is for the morning and afternoon hours. they really start to settle down. look at the rain totals. over an inch. head over to arlington, almost an inch of rain has already fallen. it to continue to increase. how much can we expect? anywhere from two or 5 inches protocol -- 5 inches. here is a look. temperatures will eventually here is a look. temperatures will eventually go in the lower 70's. coming up, we will take at -- a look at the outlook. we have a newly issued -- a flash flood warning at this time. it does include montgomery county. it is a newly issued flash flood warning. this is until 10:45 a.m. let's get an update on the rush hour news. there is a lot of breaking weather news. >> i have to separate wrecks. the first one is between the planes and marshall. the second one is near dulles. it is getting into the exit for gainesville this morning. hearing about a jackknifed tractor-trailer
at this time. >>> a teacher's aide accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year- old girl in centreville, virginia is now in a new york jail. authorities say they picked him up trying to cross into canada from new york state. police say the # 2-year-old assaulted that little girl at the mini land day care and fled when an arrest warrant was issued. he is expected to be extradited to fairfax county sometime in the next couple of weeks. -- police say the 22-year-old assaulted that little girl. >>> word that actor tony curtis has died. that is according to entertainment tonight which says his daughter, jamie lee curtis confirmed her father's passing. it is unclear exactly when this happened. he received an oscar nomination in 1959 for his role in the movie the defiant ones. tony curtis was 85 years old. >>> we continue to follow today's severe weather here in our area. we'll get an update on the blows mexico is taking from mother nature. another deadly landslide has rescuers working. >>> what fellow classmates did that police think pushed a teenager over the edge.  >>> another deadly mudslide
now reported in virginia, eastbound 66 before you reach marshall and then before the plains. the pounding of the water, on the left, on the right side of the rooted, in the cent are of the road, it is a mess out there. people are driving too fast at this hour. even though we don't have a lot of volume out there, people are driving too fast to control the vehicle. do keep that in mind. beltway here at old georgetown road, no problems to report on the inner or outer loop of the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> more on how this nasty weather ill impact your ride to work. >> there are flooding concerns in many of the usual places and that includes parts of rock creek park. sarah simmons is live near beach drive. >> reporter: as can you probably imagine, this area has already been shut down. beach drive right as you are around rock creek park. i was talking to the park police officer would is here at the scene where they've got this area closed that they did this starting at 1:00 a.m. just in anticipation of the flooding they were going to be experiences
will be able to see that across the carolinas, right up into virginia -- can we take a look at view? is that possible? there we go. you can see the rain that has to get into the washington area. we're not done yet. i think it will be raining heavy at times. things will start it taper off a little butt at noon. temperatures, 68 at reagan national. 59 in hagerstown. the worst conditions will be between about right now and 11:00 this morning. then things will start it quiet down. windy at times. wind out of the northeast 10 to 15, gusting 30 to 40 miles per hour touring periods today, particularly in thunderstorm activity. more on the weather in just a moment. we'll see if the tornado warning gets extended as well. >> i know it will be a busy morning for you all. the tropical storm marching up the cove is our big story. we'll talk more about that in just a second. >>> we do want to talk to julie to see how roads are looking. i came through lots of water just pooling on the roads. >> absolutely. a good amount of rain in gaithersburg but once i hit the beltway at connecticut avenue, it w
georgia and southern virginia to washington, d. -- washington, d.c., where she grew up. her book is just out and called "the warmth of oth suns: the epic story of amica's great migration." shis also the first african- american woman to win a pulitzer prize and is crowned a professor of journalism and director of narrative nonfiction at boston university. she joins me in the studio. welcome. absolutely remarkable book. what inspired you? talk about your own family. >> in some ways, i think that grew up with fact that almost born to be writing this book. another migrated from georgia come a small towto washington, d.c.. -- my mother migrated from georgia, and my father migrated from southern virginia. they met in washington, d.c. and met. if it was not for the migration, they would not have met and i would not be here. >> what did they leave? what they were living under a caste system which dictated and controlled every lives of african-americans. in many ways the were seeking political asylum from a caste system that determined that in birmingham, a black person and a white person could n
to smith point, virginia has been canceled. we want to show you the tornado watch and show you that the entire -- well most of the area is under a tornado watch. from d.c. and the close-in counties to all points eastward until 1:00 this afternoon and it does include fairfax county, arlington county and prince george's, anne arundel, as far as the counties in eastern maryland. tornado watch until 1:00 p.m. wind advisory. winds could gust up to 45-50 miles per hour around the chesapeake bay. tucker, i understand you have new informations that just come in. >> back to hd radar, we have a county and warning issues for eastern st. mary's counting, including st. mary's city, lexington park. st. leonard creek and lusby until 9:45 this morning. so again a tornado warning just issued for southeastern calvert county and eastern st. mary's county until 9:45. we have severe thunderstorms pushing through and racing at about 50 miles per hour. we'll give you updates in just a minute. back to you at the desk. allison and gurvir. >> thanks so much, tuck. >>> and our team coverage continues. s
are adjusted the eased of d.c. >> tractor-trailer wreck was then it by north in virginia. this is the right side of the roadway. the one to take you live to a couple of pictures a year know what to expect. first of all, we will show you 395 here in washington boulevard. evokes a traffic has more of the rain. the camera will show what it looks like a maryland for the. >> thank you so much. it is 4:42. we at 66 degrees on this rainy tuesday. >> a very late night for lawmakers to run down some the last minute measures coming from the capital. >> he did not deserve to die. >> a creepy twist in a local murder. >> welcome back. investigators are trying to figure what caused a tour bus from pennsylvania to plunge off of a sky way. the bus driver was killed. 12 people including several children were hurt. they are expected to survive. and massive traffic in the area for several hours. investigators are searching for the gunmen responded for -- responsible for a double shooting in d.c. one of the victims died. victims -- police have arrested a suspect in response of will to -- a murder of a 21-your
tonight. >> thank you, doug. >>> it's been a difficult day for people traveling through northern virginia and elsewhere in the area. in virginia, drivers had to contend with everything from flooded roads in vienna to a sinkhole in arlington. one couple had to be rescued after their car g stuck in high water in annandale this morning. we have a look at how the evening commute is going there. >> reporter: jim, good evening. we're here live on cambridge road. commuters are trying to get home and beat this storm that's actually rolling through here, as doug just said. all day drivers have been out in the rain. but we've been lucky. the in has tapered off in the last few hours an the conditions out here are slowly improving. as many know, this morning was a completely different story. >> i almost got in five different car accidents. it was raining, downpouring. i had to go out to my car, which is parked outside. i got soaking wet. so my hair looks like this. >> reporter: all across northern virginia this morning, drivers had a tougher than usual commute. on brownsville road in vienna, daring m
on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass s. 1132. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 1132, an act to amend title 18 united states code to improve the provisions relating to carrying concealed weapons by law enforcement officers and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from virginia, mr. boucher, and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia. mr. boucher: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the legislation now under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. boucher: mr. speaker, i yield to myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. boucher: and i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker p
's moving almost due north from the carolinas into virginia and also along the lower eastern shore. let's change gears. i want to show you what's going on. you see a bit of a gap. now it's moderate to heavy rain, particularly in the eastern shore a band of heavy rain also to the west as you can see. as far as rainfall totals go the numbers are hum believably impressive. this band six to eight inches in some places, eight to 10 inches right along the central portion into eastern sections of harford harford. east of us a lot less. salisbury less than an inch. ocean city had almost nothing to this point, but probably see that change tonight. bernadette joins me with a look at the updated numbers and also dealing with the winds. bernadette? >>> over nine incheses of rain. annapolis. these have leveled off. with the new round coming in, these are going to come up. this has jumped over two inches in hagerstown and all of them will be rising. we have flash flood warnings in effect for the green counties and a tornado watch that's been pulled back, just these counties in this section. that's un
to virginia and the carolinas. accumulation estimates pretty much right up the bay and on the western shore, four-7 inches so far with 5-10 inches with parts of calvert county. it looks like some of that area will get hit hard tonight. the western shore shifting over to the eastern shore, another 5 inches of rain may come down. flood warnings are up all over our region. there's also a tornado watch until 7:00 this evening. they may produce tornadoes. lots of other problems as the remnants of nicole comes our way. monitoring the conditions in downtown baltimore is jane miller. they are dealing with the wind pushing up the bay. >> i am standing at the harbor and behind me i can feel the wind against my back. we will show you what you were talking about. this is the promise not area. -- promenade. all that area and the waterfront, everyone is keeping a close eye on that water level. the safety manager of the baltimore national aquarium kept watch on the rising water levels around the harbor. >> is this starts flooding over here -- >> we will monitor this. >> we will block traffic coming this w
in virginia for examination. the blast killed 8 people and destroyed numerous homes. a fifth person has been charged with posing as a victim of that pipeline explosion in order to get help. 51-year-old daniel stansbury of los altos has pled not guilty to seven charges including identity theft and falsely claiming aid. prosecutors say he went to a resource center for blast victims used a false name and said he lived in the crestmoor neighborhood. he then allegedly accepted more than $2,000 in gift cards. prosecutors also say he spent nine nights in hilton hotels paid for by pg&e. >>> the off again on again execution is now off again and it will be for some time. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tonight. it would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. but the state supreme court denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for lethal injection. now the state won't be able to execute brown until 2011 because california's supply of lethal injection drugs expires tomorrow. a new supply won't arrive until next year. >>> a bay area mom is
. >>> two virginia, we are keeping an eye armed other areas -- keeping an eye on other areas known to flood. courtney robinson continues coverage from old town alexandria. >> rain, rain, and more rain -- it hit early, coming down hard and fast. just off of old courthouse road in vienna, our camera caught two cars in trouble. the water wreaked havoc. >> traffic is backed up on 95. it is really challenging. >> old town alexandria is prepared. the city is giving residence at sand bags. this man said water hits them first. >> i am perfected the technique. it is a big help. anyone who is brave enough to ride a bleak in the rain, i will give you a discount. >> each time it pours, the river rises, and high tides means water's going into the street. >> i do not let it stop me. >> residents say they have seen much worse. >> i do not think it will hit too hard. >> she was wrong. the water has come in. we are standing on king street. we are getting ready to be at high tide. this street was completely clear 30 minutes ago. now, you can see several inches under water. not to fund. >> in just -- not to f
frontal boundaryy6 3 right through north ccrolina ttrough virginia and then into maryland as e go through the úvernight.so we are still seeing potential foo heavy amounts of rainffll through thh over night. also gusty winds. winds from 10 to 25 miles an hourrat times very breezy conditions out there. the very unstable atmosphere as well that's why we have the potential for maybe some rumble of thunder tonight and storm and that chance wwllated lessen andddefinitell all have to deal with the rain. over parts of tte renal and continue to follow this storm and monitor it.i'll give you 7 day forecast coming up and show you when the systems leaving us finaaly inna bit. than 25 people injurrd. it happened just after 7 this morning at university úoulevard west at brunette avenue in silver springs. some passengers or high school injuries.no life threatening >> dozen people are injuredd some hospitalized tonight when a tour bus plunges off a highway on wednesday in bethesda. bus crashed into a guard ail hit a baariir then down a hill. several kids aboard as well. >> him if everybody was th
to maine. almost two feet of rain fell on the carolinas just this morning. in virginia two people were rescued from a car that was struck in a flooded intersection. more than five inches of rain fallen in participants of virginia and washington, d.c. prompting flash flood watches and warnings. we have meteorologists and reporters all along the east coast. we begin with the weather channel's jeff morrow, who is in washington, d.c. a couple hours ago we couldn't see you. now it looks a
warnings out for parts of virginia and north carolina. let's go to the magic wall. kyra tuck county, northeastern parts of north carolina, and matthews county, the pink polygons that you see here these are tornadoes. and both of these cells are moving north at 40 miles an hour. so moving very, very quickly. this saul within a tornado watch that empasses a big swath of real estate across the mid-atlantic until 1:00 this afternoon. so this is -- you know, we have remnants of a tropical system which was only around for a little bit. and we got a tremendous amount of rain. flooding a huge issue. boy, i'll tell you some of the areas that we've already seen flooding in, like wilmington, 7 inches of rainfall. that's just in 24 hours. and that doesn't include, john, the 10 inches that they had two days earlier. they could very well end up with 20 inches of rainfall without a hurricane there. >> how long is this going to last? >> north carolina will last for six to eight hours. but the northeast is in for it today. a lot of moisture out there. the silver lining is, a lot of these spots need
virginia beach, up towards washington. this is a triple threat. not only are we going to get heavy rain, we're going to get high winds and the threat for foreign aidoes, the tornado watch in effect for tarts of the mid atlantic towards the northeast, d.c., parts of new jersey, tornado watch for you until 1:00 p.m. local time. they will probably extend that watch throughout the afternoon up towards the northeast. it is going to be a mess, it's going to be hard to get home today. if you have a flight, be prepared to either wait in the terminal or take -- make a lot of phone calls to see if your flight is delayed or canceled. martha, back to you. martha: from new jersey, that is something you don't hear of every day. janice, thank you very much. this nasty weather is making it tough to get around. thanks. there's a mess in the air and on the rails, up and down the east coast. what better to do in this situation? i say go live on the plaza in the pouring rain. peter, how is it out there? >> reporter: calm before the storm. but all that rain is already causing tons of problems for people up and
watches from north carolina to new jersey, and our weather editor sam champion is in virginia, in a part of the road that looks like it's becoming a lake. >> reporter: three people died in north carolina when their car hydroplane into a ditch. this is highway 17 in eastern north carolina. there's three inches of water on it, but more than two feet of water beside it. in wilmington, north carolina, streets were overwhelmed by 22 1/2 inches of rain. why so much rain? three systems combining to bring extreme downpours from north carolina to maine, as tropical storm nicole broke apart wednesday night, a second storm formed, along an east coast cold front. so much rain, it stalled east coast travel, unless you were searching down main street. and we are in norfolk, right now, looking at the traffic not able to drive around the flooding. there is more rain, diane. look at the map. there's a second batch of moisture, this is what was left of the center of nicole, that is going to travel just about the same path as the rain did today. that means two to four additional inches of rain, and that's
of tornadoes overnight eastern north carolina. norfolk and virginia beach are the areas of greater concern. the radar, all the green is the rain. the yellows and the reds are more thunderstorms that are moving through. d.c. to philadelphia is the worst of the drive, but new york city is about to get nailed. we're going to see the first bans of heavy rain pulling up through the tri-state area here during the next hour right as we start the heart of the rush hour. there's the area in maroon. flash flood warnings throughout the d.c. area. through philly and new york. it will be a rough day. this will be about a 24-hour event of heavy rain, gusty winds. new york city under a high wind warning. could see winds gusting to 50 miles per hour at times. the airports are going to be a mess. there's really no way around it. the morning commute will be hard enough. >> if you're traveling to d.c. from farther north get on the acela, is that your suggestion? >> trains will do well unless the tracks flood or a tree falls on them. not on the train. if they fall on the track and delay it. >> ugly day. >>> l
. the midland issues has tornado watches and warnings. especially in virginia. across the border in north carolina, they took, look at flooding there. this is wilmington near the coast. and southeast corner of the state. and folks can expect this all over the place. our chief meteorologist is in the weather center. it looks like it moved west. >>reporter: most of the moisture is to the west of new york city and areas to the south. but you are seeing the pictures of wilmington with rainfall since sunday, over 20" in a matter of five days. that is causing big problems. and it is still raining. the new area of low pressure is building. that will funnel the moisture. the reason the moisture is dense is because of moisture from nicole with tornado watch in pennsylvania, delaware and all this rain that is heavy, a lot of leaves on the trees and we will see those knocked off. some of the leaves have changed and that will cause big time flooding. the totals just since yesterday, again, in wilmington, 8" and over 20" since early this week. this is where we got the flooding concerns, flash flooding
at the heavy rains through eastern north carolina and southeastern virginia. that's what's headed for the morning commute. we'll tighten up to close in view around the immediate metro area on the computer and we'll see moderate rain moving in from the metro area from the south. this is like a tropical conveyor belt, really. we'd like you to help sending them to the website, post on facebook or tweet, and go to twitter and please tag your tweets with dc flood and we'll put them on the air as soon as possible. overnight, rain and thunderstorms go into effect. lows of 60 and 65. i'll come back with breakdown of weather and rain fall amounts for your area. . >> down in alexander ria, crews are clearing drains hoping to clear the potential of high water. they've seen this sort of thing before. earlier tonight, trailer trucks loaded with sand bags made deposits at king and lee streets. meantime over in annapolis, the city is keeping a big eye on a aging dam. that 90-year-old dam's foundation is eroding and there are gaping cracks in the wall. regulators have deemed it unsafe but they sa
. this is pushing along the coast lines of income and have. -- lines of virginia. there's that north portion of that surge of rainfall. and they'll get hit heavily as well. no problems here. a lot of clear skies. this could be the last day of this stretch with the temperatures botch 70 degrees. temperatures from 07 to 74. tonight clear skies and we'll see our low temperature drop to the mid-40s, northwest winds five to ten miles an hour. friday, partly cloudy and mild temperatures, becoming a little breezy late in the afternoon. 72 to 76 degrees. and saturday, this is clearly wrong. 61 to 66. that is optimistic. we're looking at temperatures at 51 to 56. we will have partly cloudy skies. but be prepared for quite a change in temperatures. >> we're ready. >> keep us on our toes. >>> we got a good trivia question today where can the most bones be found in the human body. the face, feet or c your hands? still ahead the hey, pete. yeah, it's me, big brother. put the remote down and listen. this intervention brought to you by niaspan. so you cut back on the cheeseburgers and stopped using your ex
. it will move up into the virginia and new york state. this is a flooding-type event. expecting inwe're excess of 4 inches. more likely, in excess of 6 inches. we have a flash flood warnings issued around the district of columbia and down to the south in annapolis. there is a coastal advisory with one to 2 feet above the normal high tide. into the mix, there is wind problems. we have tornado watch that extends for the entire area until 1:00 p.m. this afternoon and gusts up to 45 miles per hour. this will continue to move in our direction. there is no relief in sight until later tomorrow. heavy rains throughout today and may be some thunderstorms in the mix. we're in the 70's. 57 set 61. heavy rain even at 8:00 p.m. tonight. -- 57 to 61. we will clear out after 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. temperatures will be in the 60's on saturday. this is a dangerous tropical system we are tracking all day today. >> that translates into a m ess for the morning commute. eastbound 70 is shut down between 29 and the patapsco river bridge because of an overturned milk tanker. you are being forced off on southbound 29.
on the bush tax cuts. president obama addressed voters in virginia that said he had no idea how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> and pilot jack conroyd called the landing the most significant thing that happened to him in 32 years of flying. he praised his crew saying he was no hero, adding, he was just doing his job. >>> hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest at his home in nevada. in a career that spanned 59 years and was in "some like it hot" and the father of jamie curtis, he was 85. back to matt and vieira, certainly a huge loss. >> and jamie lee i >> at the tropical downpours ever since after midnight last night still affecting our entire area. tornado watch in effect until 1:00. rain likely in excess of si >>> that's your latest weather. matt. >> thank you very much. to politics and two controversial tea party candidates making waves ir there in a respective states. nbc kelly o'donnell is in washington with this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. politics often gets personal and confrontational. it's unusual to see major candidate pile
lane. a jackknifed truck. look at that pace of traffic live. in virginia we've had our share of wrecks. nothing blocking on 66 but lighting up big time out of gainesville. this is 395 live. duke street to get to the 14th street bridge. lanes are open northbound through the pentagon. >> thank you so much, lisa. our storm watch coverage continues in alexandria. heavy downpours continue to cause problems. courtney, is there. >> we are right next to the waterfront here in alexandria, a low-lying area where we often see the potomac come in cresting over during high tide. not expecting that for a couple hours, nonetheless, we are seeing rain coming down. flooding, i can tell you the inside of this starbucks i've already seen a little bit of water seeping in. these businesses are used to water coming in. they have sandbags just in case we see that. the other thing we should say is while it seems light right now. it is very easy for this water to come up, flooding the streets. it happens very quickly which is why we have the flash flood warnings in effect until 10:45 a.m. taking a look out her
the carolinas up through virginia and the eastern shore, all the way up to nye city and getting into new england as well. we'll deal with this for at least the next 24 to 36 hours as the whole mess works up the coast. there could be severe weather in there as well. still under a tornado warning in the area. also as we head to southeast pennsylvania. we've had tornado warnings. we'll keep you updated from here. the rain may have stopped, but the wind is starting to blow a little bit. we're still not out of the woods yet. >> north of where jeff is now, a tornado watch has been issued for delaware, northeast maryland, and southeast pennsylvania. that's in effect until 7:00 tonight. mara is in bound brook, new jersey. doesn't look too bad. >> reporter: you can see it's dry. the water levels are normal still. this is expected to get on the move later, and then it's really going to reek havoc on the area. this area is expected to get two to four inches of rain tonight and overnight. that is more rain than the state of new jersey got for the entire month of august. they're also expecting high winds. ce
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